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Elections in France and South Korea: What do they tell us?

Elections in France and South Korea: What do they tell us?

Chae Hahn '17, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2017


Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

On Sunday, May 7th, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron handily defeated far-right Marine Le-Pen in the French presidential election. Two days later, in another decisive victory, Jae-In Moon, a former human rights lawyer, won the South Korean presidential election by a wide margin and was chosen as...

Asking Why About 13 Reasons Why

Asking Why About 13 Reasons Why

Brooke Hayes '17, Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

13 Reasons Why is taking Netflix by storm. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it’s a series of 13 episodes that tell the story of the life and death of 17 year old girl Hannah Baker. Based off the 2007 publication of Jay Asher’s ‘Young Adult’ novel, this show has stirred up a world of cont...

The End of the World as We Know It?

The End of the World as We Know It?

Liz Casey '17, Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

Renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking recently theorized that the earth will face certain disaster within the next 1,000-10,000 years. In order to survive, he determined that humans have 100 years to colonize space. He believes that the potential population of the moon, Mars, and other pl...

New Nation Hungry for Peace

New Nation Hungry for Peace

Brooke Hayes '17, Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

We are so incredibly lucky to live in the environment we do, and I preface this article by stating that because I really believe it. We don’t deal with the wanting of necessity -- we are provided an education, there’s food at our fingertips and opportunity to explore -- we do not fear walking aroun...

Trump Reverses Transgender Bathroom Policy

Trump Reverses Transgender Bathroom Policy

Liz Casey '17, Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

In May of 2016, under the direction of former President Barack Obama, the Departments of Justice and Education worked to issue guidance allowing students to use school bathrooms of the gender with which they identify. This initiative was executed in an attempt to end prejudice against transgender students un...

Politics, Polarization and Carbon Pricing

Politics, Polarization and Carbon Pricing

Alexa Dannis '17, Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

A prominent group of established Republicans (five of the group were cabinet members or economic advisors to recent Republican presidents) recently proposed a bold, grand compromise on climate change policy. The plan has been rewarded with praise in the mainstream press, radio silence by the Trump administration...

Trump’s January: A Brief Overview

Trump’s January: A Brief Overview

Carter Bourassa '17, Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

  Trump has made a lot of waves, with both Democrats and Republicans alike, since he was inaugurated a little under two weeks ago. With so many controversial executive actions passed, it has become a bit overwhelming to keep track of it all. Below is a  timeline of Trump's most notable actions...

Meet the Cabinet

Meet the Cabinet

Cat McLaughlin '17, Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

Almost two weeks after the inauguration, there is no shortage of news coming out of the White House. But while President Trump continues to sign executive orders and protesters continue to resist, Congress is in the process of reviewing and approving proposed Cabinet Members. In light of Congress’ deliber...

“Never Again” Just Keeps Happening

“Never Again” Just Keeps Happening

Lolo Zabaleta '18, Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

Humans today tend to imagine themselves as the highest form of civilization, far removed from the mistakes and resulting atrocities of our past. No era is free from oppression and human rights violations but considering there is now international law in place regarding such atrocities, we should be doing...

How the KKK is a Symptom of Progress towards Equality

How the KKK is a Symptom of Progress towards Equality

Erica Ashby '18, Editor

January 23, 2017


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I grew up in a small town in Indiana knowing that “they” (the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan) were just down the road. The talk on the street was about Klan rallies that happened just outside my middle school in past years and threats from the KKK to a teacher who put up a pro-LGBT sign in h...

Native Americans, Oil Executives Clash over Dakota Access Pipeline

Native Americans, Oil Executives Clash over Dakota Access Pipeline

Lolo Zabaleta '18, Editor

December 12, 2016


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Since April 2016, members of the Standing Rock Sioux along with other Native tribes have been protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This protest has been taking place because the proposed route of the pipeline under Lake Oahe could threaten the water source of the Standin...

Reflections on Political Turmoil in South Korea: The Much-Needed Wake-up Call

Reflections on Political Turmoil in South Korea: The Much-Needed Wake-up Call

Chae Hahn '17, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2016


Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

  While keeping up with the tumultuous political climates both in the United States and my home country, South Korea, for the past few months, I have come to a realization: that we truly are living history now and that 2016 will be a memorable year to remember. This may be an obvious point...